VITA ENAMIC now available in High Translucency 10 mm blocks [VIDEO]

December 4, 2013

Issue 11

VITA ENAMIC®, the world’s first hybrid dental ceramic featuring a dual-network structure that combines the properties of ceramic and composite materials, is now available in High Translucency 10 mm blocks.

VITA ENAMIC®, the world’s first hybrid dental ceramic featuring a dual-network structure that combines the properties of ceramic and composite materials, is now available in High Translucency 10 mm blocks.

The new 10 mm size (8 x 10 x 15 mm) is offered in 3D-Master shades 0M1, 1M1, 1M2, 2M2 and 3M2 and is ideal for inlays and onlays.

The dominant ceramic network structure and the reinforcing polymer network structure of VITA Enamic are fully merged with one another, similar to the way that steel reinforces concrete. Materials science testing shows that VITA Enamic offers exceptionally high fracture load capacity, while also ensuring very high levels of elasticity and integrated crack prevention.

VITA Enamic also features significantly less brittleness than a pure dental ceramic as well as abrasion properties superior to that of conventional composite materials, resulting in characteristics similar to those of natural dentition. VITA Enamic is engineered to be resistant to the shear and compressive forces of the jaw and natural teeth, allowing the material to be used for a variety of applications.

With the new addition, VITA Enamic is now available in the new 10 mm size (8 x 10 x 15 mm) in High Translucent blocks and in a 14 mm size, EM-14 (12 x 14 x 18 mm) in High Translucent and Translucent blocks. Both are available in 3D-Master shades 0M1, 1M1, 1M2, 2M2 and 3M2. The hybrid ceramic can be processed using the Sirona CEREC and inLab systems, using software version >4.0. In comparison with pure ceramics, milling can be completed more quickly and with significantly less tool wear, saving valuable time and resources. Internal studies at VITA resulted in 148 milled crowns in normal mode without needing to change burs, compared to 14-18 for other CAD/CAM materials. 132 crowns were able to be milled in fast mode, with a time of 5:13 for a posterior crown (9:07 in normal mode) and 4:40 for an inlay.

VITA Enamic is also formulated to be highly reliable and offer greater precision, improved edge stability and, as a result, finer, more accurate outcomes than what’s possible with conventional dental ceramics. With the corresponding polishing set from VITA, the material can be polished to a high, esthetic shine. Glazing using light polymerization is also an option. Natural shade nuances can be achieved using one of six light-curing stains. The hybrid ceramic is already at full strength and can be used directly following milling and does not require further processing.

For more information on VITA Enamic and other products, call 800-828-3839 or visit www.vident.com.